You never actually know how a block will turn out, do you?The block above is a good example. It was difficult finding colors to simulate Moda's colors in the pattern, and was necessary to substitute the soft red stripe for a bright red. This is one very odd combination of fabrics close up, but look below at the block in the context of the quilt. It works!
I'm gaining momentum in overall progress. I have just a few more medium blocks left, and then it's all small 6" blocks. Some are fairly simple, and I'm expecting a Friday flimsy. Some of my other work has taken a back seat, but my focus is here. It's also keeping my mind off my big secret.
The taupe and coffee color did a wonderful job of balancing the overall tone. The darker colors help anchor the brights.
Ironing each seam as I go has ceased. Finger pressing at the machine, and continuing to sew is speeding things up. All seams are pressed open now, and it's changed my mind about being worthy of the extra effort. There is a vast improvement in the flatness of the seams. It's even visible in the pictures.
I was mid-way through another of the larger blocks, and the passing storm flashed and boomed all around me. I made the decision to unplug my last machine, and call it a night. It will be there in the morning waiting for me.
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.